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Berberis Darwinii

Last post 09-06-2017 1:02 PM by Blackstart. 4 replies.

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  • 08/06/2017 03:00 PM
    • petal
    • Kent
    • 27 Jun 2013
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    I bought 10 Berberis Darwinii in 6" pots. They are magnificent and a striking green. I was going to plant them out in the Autumn. I was delayed abroad for 6 weeks in a very hot spell and when I came back found them dried out and brown Some have the odd green leaf and looks like they'll be OK but half have either all brown leaves or leaves fallen off. Will they survive? petal

  • 08/06/2017 09:16 PM
    • Blackstart
    • Warwickshire
    • 06 Dec 2010
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    If they became so dry that their roots shriveled, then they will not recover, but if the roots are still alive then there may still be hope. Unfortunately, only time will tell. blackstart

  • 08/06/2017 11:55 PM
    • Nigel
    • Paignton
    • 27 May 2008
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     I would water thoroughly and stand somewhere cool and shady, cross fingers and hope. Berberis are pretty tough, keep an eye on them and don't let them get dry over the summer. 

  • 09/06/2017 02:27 AM
    • petal
    • Kent
    • 27 Jun 2013
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    Thank you both. I think they may be pot bound too and I feel I want to re-pot them. Is it the wrong time to do that? Thanks for help. petal

  • 09/06/2017 01:02 PM
    • Blackstart
    • Warwickshire
    • 06 Dec 2010
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    If they are potbound then go ahead and pot them up. It may give them a better chance. Blackstart